Mar 19, 2013 7:00am PDT
've got all the proof i need, it ain't the whiskey ♪ >> reporter: rising star gary allen says it's the sign of the times. >> country music is about what happens monday through friday and more of the blue collar stuff and the pop is about what happens on the weekends. when times get tough, people kind of pull for american music. >> reporter: one thing's for sure, the city slickers -- >> i love the words and the songs, i love the meaning. ♪ like you got anywhere better to be ♪ >> reporter: fans are thrilled their music is once again taking a bite out of the big apple. >> it was inevitable they'd have to get a radio station. country fans demand stuff, they will pick up the phone and call. ♪ >> and the folks at nash say they're not stopping at radio, they're launching a magazine and there's potential for expanding into television as well. >> love it, sounds good to me, get my guitar. >> you beat me to it. >> that's crazy. we'd want them to do well. craig melvin thank you so much. >>> just ahead, how to load a perfect dishwasher. we'll show you how. first this is "today" on nbc.
Mar 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
? it was beeping so loud right outside your room. our results are disturbing, but dr. gary smith says he see this is kind of thing all the time. >> it would astound you at how loud the sounds can get, and the children continue to sleep through them. >> reporter: dr. smith is a researcher at ohio's nationwide children's hospital, and has been studying smoke detectors and sleeping children for years. why do kids sleep through these alarms? >> they are simply not small adults. they're different biologically. >> reporter: that means they sleep differently. >> children spend more time in deep sleep than adults do and that's why it's harder for them to awaken in the case of an emergency. >> come on girls, get up. >> reporter: that's why he says families need to map out an escape plan in advance. make sure each adult has a designated child to wake up in a real fire. >> hurry up. >> reporter: that's exactly what the hollanders are doing, after watching their kids sleep right through it. so from now on if you hear that smoke alarm going off? >> i'm running, there's other choice. >> reporter: to wake